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it was a lack of understanding of the importance of the latino community. i think they don't understand how fast we're growing, how influential we have become and how politicians are now forced to respond to the issues that affect latinos. i think that they over saw that. i don't think they really paid attention. >> sometimes we are invisible and we are fighting so hard not to be invisible. the commission of presidential debates are stuck in the 1950s. they still think the country could be divided between men and women and that's it. they do not realize that one in every three persons in the united states is from a minority. they think it is okay it have an african-american president but they don't think it's okay to have an african-american or hispanic journalist as a moderator for the debates. what we did, it was our wonderful response to this oversight, this huge oversight. instead they didn't want to invite us to the party so we had our own party. >> and that party turned out pretty good. >> so, yeah, maybe. >> you mean the presidential forums you're having? >> yes. >> which came after you w
affirmative action was giving higher scores to latino kids and african americans and that they were showing up in school way behind their peers as a result because as you mentioned maybe the education system failed them. then doing very poorly, higher drop out rates, all that sort of thing. what do you think about the position that have article? >> i read the article i thought it was garbage, i think there were a lot of assumptions made that just don't match reality. i mean, i attended university and i think affirmative action enabled me to fully integrate in to the full promise of the education that i got. the article made an assumption that somehow this so-called mismatch actually made it really difficult for african american students to come in to a school and integrate with the majority population of just never seen that. i don't think that we can base our policy on assumption that we make that really don't have any identifiable data behind them. >> we've looked at -- there was one report that came out talking about the racial neutral alternatives which is -- saying when you looked at all
from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. first a look at the latino voting with fernando espuelas. also robert glasper is here. his ep features performances by the roots. we are glad you joined us. king had that said there is right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway and we have work to do. fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like thank you. tavis: fernando espuelas is the host of the show that bears his name. he is one of the 100 notable hispanics. thank you for being here. it predicts a record latino turnout this time around. >> it is clear with all this enthusiasm across the nation they really galvanized a lot of people. tavis: i assume he is going to get the lion's share of that vote. >> they are 75%, so mr. romney has the lowest support since its gerald ford. i think mr. romney made a strategic decision to go after the hispanic vote. the republican platform reflects that. tavis: how would you situate the issue of immigration re
. that is the reality. i think this is a good argument -- latino voters could provide the margin of victory for him. he will be under a lot of pressure. he will try to get something through on immigration. republicans have changed on immigration since 2004. when george w. bush was president, he realized the power of latino voters. he was pushing the idea of a more permissive immigration policy. the party swung to the right. look at what happened with john mccain. that is not a tenable position long term. in the state where we are right now, across the west, where latinos are becoming more and more decisive, i do not think you can have a policy that is overly-harsh to a latino voters or immigrants. it is a slow move. you watched the primaries and you saw how much the parties embraced this tough rhetoric. romney is paying a price for that. >> i could add to that list. i do not need to, but there are a number of issues that labor has been very quiet about. particularly some of these treaties, labor agreements with other nations. there are a number of things you could put on the list, but i digress on that
that perhaps african-americans and latinos have. we call it sometimes affirmative action for white people, because we made so many things possible for white people. but you have this divide, where white people are, like, "we did not get any help. what are you talking about?" but they did. tavis: the tea party and others are not filled with african american members, so how do you explain that? the people that receive so much help, the gi bill, social security, the things he laid out in the book, how do you explain that the people doing the attacking are by and large people not of color? >> well, we really have a problem in the country of deserving versus undeserving poor. something that you deserve and worked for, other people getting a different kind of help. i think every study shows -- why we saw with the tea party, they would say, "get the government out of my medicare," not realizing that medicare is a government program. the way government has helped them is kind of like the colorless, odorless entity in their lives. a percentage of the budget that goes towards the traditional welfar
'm not sure i buy the identity politics calculation of women's votes and latinos questions. romney will be doing better with everybody. i think you will see poll movement and the narrative will change. we have to wait and see. >> that could be true, mike but why did mitt romney feels he would not deport young voters and allow hem to have visas. you see him tweaking on specific issues that are of interest to hispanic voters and others, you see him changing on policy because he's not addressed issues. >> no, absolutely. >> and that ... it was 70% for obama. i mean you can't win a republican can't win, i don't have to tell you this as a strategist with anything south of 40%. i think mitt romney was 20% -- >> i've been hollering this for three years on the republican party about latinos and there's no doubt romney is moving just like obama had to move issues in his campaign. romney's been late to it but i'm for doing it big like he did tonight and more of it. >> rose: i want to get john back in but katty go ahead. >> this is giving obama the benefit of the doubt about it of conversati
smiley. join me next time for a look at the role of the latino vote this election plus the r&b artist. that is next time. we will see you then. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> be more. pbs. >> be more. pbs. here in cambridge, massachusetts. today, we'll start the ceiling work on the first floor. tom: all right, that's it. norm: we'll learn more about swedish style.
by catholics and some protestants. during this time, many latinos also observe what they call the day of the dead, when it's believed the spirits of the departed return to earth. >>> finally, as we reported, for muslims around the world, the hajj the traditional pilgrimage to mecca began this week. for muslim children at the dar al hijrah islamic center in falls church, virginia, there is a mock hajj where they learn what pilgrims to mecca do by pretending to do the same things at their weekend school. our guide was imam johari abdul-malik. >> the journey to this house once in your lifetime is, in the islamic tradition, a requirement. and so people will leave their familiar and they will come to this house established by abraham. but 6 million people cannot fit inside this house and so people will pray around the house. seven circuits around the ka'ba is the tradition. and in the corner of the ka'ba, there is the black stone, which, it is believed by muslims, to have fallen from heaven. when hagar was left in mecca, by abraham, with her baby, she was looking for water. and the traditi
, some would seem to think that the black americans -- african-americans, his panics and latinos are not part of the working class america that's needed to be vibrant to bring this economy around. >> we've never said that because we don't involve -- we don't get involved in the bulkization of social economic groups. that's what democrats do. >> oh, my god. >> true. we don't sit there and do that. the interesting thing the gap between -- well, the 47%, blacks hispanics or women, he didn't say that. people that are living off of the government role, not out there getting the job. was that a good thing to say? no. but we are not talking about that. the whole idea of race baiting has gotten worse under president obama and the separation between the white working class voted for obama last time, they are not voting for him this time. why is that? or is it true, first of all? >> i don't know that it's true. >> we have to wait until the election and see what happens, number one. number two, i think it's interesting that historically race baiting and the plan of dividing the south and ta
$175 million for discriminating against african-american and latino borrowers. the head of turkey's military is ruling to respond with more attacks if mortar fire from syria continues to hit turkish territory. speaking earlier today, turkey's chief of staff said turkish forces would use "greater force" in the event that shelling from syria hits the turkish side of the border turkey has launched strikes inside syria and deployed additional troops to its border after shelling last week from syria killed five turkish civilians. at a summit in belgium, the nato secretary general said his military alliance is prepared to act against syria to defend turkey, but declined to specify any details. >> we have taken the steps necessary to make sure that we have plans in place to protect and defend turkey, but i think you understand very well why we cannot go into details when it comes to such plans. but obviously, turkey can rely on solidarity. let me stress once again, the focus on the international community should be to find a political solution to the conflict in syria. it is absolutely o
experts say. >> other evidence that has been used against latino evidence has included drawings that depict as stick figures. the confidential and validation policy that i obtained from a source said that words like or spanish words like "tio" and "armando" can indicate thing activity. >> can you talk about jailhouse lawyers and advocates being targeted for this solitary housing unit? what someone i write about in this article is vincent bruce. he was also put in prison for murder over 20 years ago. while he was in prison, he started advocating, started learning law, where prisoners call jailhouse lawyer. it basically, he learned how to file appeals within the prison about issues like inadequate nutrition, food, issues like prison conditions. he participated in some hunger strikes, sit down and prison guards. he started assisting other inmates and their grievances and their legal cases. he was put in the shu as a gang snc it. when he was put in the shu, he actually see the department of corrections alleging or retaliating against him for his jailhouse lawyer in. in his case, he
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